Victorian 10k Gold Enamel Star Seed Pearl Pendant Brooch
Excellent condition. Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection.
* Gold setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear at the back.
* No dents or imperfections to the shape or signs of repair.
* Enameling is dense and vibrant without any chipping or surface wear (light glints off the surface in photos).
* Pearl is in place and looks original.
* Clasp is secure and original.
* Bale is secure and original.
Mark No mark
Weight 5 grams
Material Tests for 10k gold, natural seed pearl
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history.
* Chased details at the surface glint and catch the light dynamically and contrast with the inky black star.
* A slim disk of gold, this antique piece can be worn as a brooch or pendant and will lay flush when worn.
On Classic Collectibles. There are certain pieces that fall into a distinct collectable category, sometimes referred to as "classics." However, the most collectable of these classics are those that include something special (such as an extra design element) that set them apart from other similar pieces.
On Victorian. A young Queen Victoria assumed her role in 1837 and her taste in jewelry quickly became culturally influential, within England and beyond. Her relationship to jewelry was enmeshed with her husband, Prince Albert, who gifted the Queen for their engagement, a snake ring, embedded with an emerald (her birthstone) in its head. Continuing from the Georgian era and intensified by Queen Victoria's taste, sentimental and figural jewelry was a major trend throughout the Victorian era. When certain ideas and words were deemed too forward or improper to be spoken, jewelry and symbolic meaning was used to communicate what was left unsaid.